President Sirleaf Condemns Las Vegas Mass Shooting


President Sirleaf has condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly act perpetrated against innocent lives, in a message of consolation to President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America, following the tragic news of a mass shooting which left fifty-nine (59) persons dead.

The shooting incident, which occurred on Sunday, October 1, at a Las Vegas resort, also left at least five hundred and twenty-seven (527) others injured, some very seriously. It happened during a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The shooter fired from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

President Sirleaf extended condolences to the families of those whose lives were taken and prayed for the speedy and full recovery of the injured.

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, President Sirleaf stated in the message to her US counterpart, “During this time of sorrow and burden, I extend to you and the American people, especially those affected by this atrocious act, the warmth of friendship and condolences from the people of Liberia and in my own name.”